Sophia Yoon is a student at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a summer 2020 intern at Bridge. As a public policy major, she covers general news and policy affairs. She is the Daily TV Editor on the Michigan Daily, the campus newspaper of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the only printed daily newspaper published in Washtenaw County. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @sophiayoon0.
Depending on who you ask, standardized tests are either more important than ever as students return to school after almost six months at home, or are the last thing students and teachers need during a pandemic.
July 23, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
Michigan’s low-income high school grads will have an extra year to sign up for financial aid that provides free tuition to the state’s community colleges.
July 9, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
High school students can’t find sites to take high-stakes tests, or are seeing sites cancelling exams due to COVID-19. With more colleges already going test-optional, could these entrance exams be on the wane?
June 30, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
The Lewis Cass Building in Lansing will now bear the name Elliott-Larsen, in honor of the authors of Michigan’s landmark civil rights act.
Whether it’s fatalism, naiveté or both, college students appear to be less concerned about catching the potentially deadly virus than school officials, even after more than 100 people were infected at one East Lansing college bar.
June 24, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
A Michigan private college leader sends up a warning flare, saying that low-income high school grads aren’t enrolling or making deposits to save spots in upcoming college classes at the same rate as last year, a casualty of the economic upheaval caused by the pandemic.
June 18, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
Preliminary indicators for first-year enrollment are steady or higher at Michigan’s largest universities. That’s a huge relief for college officials, who worried many would avoid campus until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed.
June 12, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
High school graduation season in Michigan is always a special time. This year was like no other.
June 12, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
As coronavirus infections and deaths recede in Michigan, the governor on Friday lifted a ban on children summer camps. That’s a huge relief to some families.
June 10, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
It’s just a map, and there are only 300 hotspots marked so far, but a new interactive hotspot locator is a step in the right direction toward increasing broadband access.
June 9, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
Reopening the state’s K-12 schools is a matter of education and health policy. But politics has a big impact on views, according to a new poll.
June 3, 2020 | Sophia Yoon
Families will soon once again be able to visit their loved ones in Michigan hospitals, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rolled back restrictions put in place in March to tamp down the pandemic.